[Videolib] Vendor suggestions

deg farrelly (deg.farrelly@asu.edu)
Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:45:16 -0700

I spoke with Midwest today at the Arizona Library Association annual
conference.

The rep I spoke to was very strong in stressing that they mostly deal in the
mass market commercial product line, feature films, children's videos, TV
series, etc.

They are NOT poised to handle the bulk of the quality documentary,
educational, instructional, etc, titles... The kind of quality content you
get from Bullforg, FMG, CinemaGuild, First Run/Icarus, Filmakers, etc.

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deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
Arizona State University at the West campus
PO Box 37100 
Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Phone:  602.543.8522
Email:  deg.farrelly@asu.edu

> > > I am sure librarians know best but from what I hear they really like Midwes= > t > Tape because unlike most of the others it seems to specialize in libraries > And small places whereas the big companies don=B9t. As far as I can tell they > seem to get anything legally available in the US.

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